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Plan Calls for New Insurance, Sports Travel Cuts

Les Cheneaux Community Schools

Les Cheneaux Community Schools is proposing reduced sports transportation, new insurance plans, and consolidated or farmed-out services in its Deficit Elimination Plan, approved by the Board of Education Monday, December 21. More...

Mackinaw City Road Work Planned

Road projects on M-108 and East Central Avenue will make travel easier for Mackinaw City residents and visitors, while the village will obtain a portion of M- 108 following completion of the work. More...

City Switches Insurance Plan

‘Wrap’ Option Expected To Save Money

The City of St. More...

Company To Find Money for Clark Twp. Projects

Energy Options Proposed for Facilities

Clark Township has agreed to let a local wind and solar power apparatus company seek funding for four projects the company has proposed for township facilities. More...

Chiefs Gather for Retirement Send-off

Police chiefs for two other communities joined many community members to wish St. Ignace Chief Tim Matelski well at his retirement open house at City Hall Friday, December 18. More...

News

Mackinac Island School, Teachers Reach 3-year Contract

A three-year contract that includes 1.85% increase in salary for each year has been agreed to by Mackinac Island Public School teachers and the school board. The contract was approved by the board Wednesday, December 9, and expires June 30, 2011. More...

Tribal Grant Gives Gros Cap School New Sound System

New sound systems at Gros Cap School will amplify teachers' voices to allow students to be able to hear more clearly, the school board learned during its meeting Monday, December 14. More...

Wishes Police Chief Would Keep Up the Good Work

To the Editor: I was happy and sad to read the article "Chief Tim Matelski Sees Many Changes in 32 Years on City Police Force" in the December 17 issue of The St. Ignace News.   More...

Sports

Mortensen Sets 3-point Record; Scores Career High 40 Points in Win

Senior Gerrit Mortensen set a new LaSalle High School record with 10 triples and scored a career high with 40 points to lift the St. Ignace Saints to a 62-46 Straits Area Conference (SAC) home win over the Rogers City Hurons Friday, December 18. More...

Saints Win Bridge Brawl; Evashevski Named O.W.

The St. More...

Rader Named Captain at Maranatha

Caleb Rader, former Pickford football standout and graduate of Maplewood Baptist Academy of Kinross, has been named team captain of the Maranatha Baptist Bible College Crusaders for the 2010 football More...

Opinion

Disappointed in Trail Closures

To the Editor: I’m writing this letter in regard to what I’ve been reading and hearing about what has happened to the National Forest trails in the U.P. and in particular to the Six Lakes area.   More...

Get St. Ignace Back To the Good Times

To the Editor: I lived in St. Ignace for 13 years and it was a great place, but now things sure are changing. We came up and camped and fished on Six Lakes, even brought our kids and grandkids up there and had a great time. More...

Reader Enjoys Barry Pierson Story

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Restaurants Want Fairness in Smoking Ban

Casinos Exempt; Others Waiting To See How New State Law Will Impact Business

When her shift ends at the Mustang Lounge on Mackinac Island, bartender Gila Grossman likes to hop up on a barstool, order a beer, and light a cigarette. More...

St. Ignace Narrows Police Search to 10

Council will invite the top 10 police chief candidates for interviews in early January, and one of them will replace Chief Tim Matelski, who retires December 31. More...

Island School Hires Waaso for Top Post

David Waaso of South Haven will be superintendent at Mackinac Island Public School starting in January. More...

$9,500 To Benefit Youth at Les Cheneaux

Les Cheneaux Community Foundation grants in the amount of $9,500 for programs to benefit young people were presented Monday, December 14, during the Les Cheneaux Community Schools high school band concert in Cedarville. More...

Social

Local Youth Have Successful Hunting Season

Ben Figiel, 14, shot a seven-point buck Sunday, November 15, at 8:15 a.m. He is the grandson of Louis and Violet Mills of Drummond Island. (Figiel family photograph) More...

Drew Gustafson Completes Eagle Project

Drew Gustafson, son of Al and Lynn Gustafson of Rochester Hills, formerly of St. Ignace, received his Eagle Scout badge November 4.   More...

Falkey, Stevens

Angel Falkey and Rod Stevens, formerly of Fenton, were united in marriage Saturday, October 3, 2009, on the shore of Lake Huron in DeTour Village with the Reverend Mark Clymer officiating. More...

Obituaries

Rose McGregor

Rose Marie McGregor, 91, of St. Ignace, died Monday morning, December 14, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital, following a lingering illness.   She was born February 10, 1918, in Monroe, Wisconsin.   Mrs. More...

Sharon Smith

Sharon Ann (nee Simmons) Smith, 71, of Cedarville, died Friday morning, December 18, 2009, at Mackinac Straits Hospital.   She was born October 10, 1938, in Sault Ste. Marie to Theodore and Madelean (nee McKay) Simmons.   More...

Clara Johnson

Clara B. Johnson, 99, a resident of Mesa, Arizona, since 1978, passed away Friday, December 18, 2009, at War Memorial Hospital Long Term Care in Sault Ste. Marie. Mrs. Johnson had been living in Michigan since December 2006 to be near her family. More...

Columns

Michigan Politics

Land’s Cross-border Duties

In Washington, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, like her 65 predecessors, deals with foreign affairs. More...

Rexton-Garnet

Welcome home to all the young men and women who are in the military, including Andy Mullins, son of Mark and Mary Ann Mullins of St. More...

Brevort

Larry First called on Dave this morning to share some photographs from the game camera set up at his hunting area. More...


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